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In this letter, dated May 17, 1920, from North Dakota (ND) Supreme Court clerk J. H. Newton to ND Attorney General William Langer, Newton informs Langer that an order was entered on May 17, 1920 in the case of State v. Stepp to dismiss the appeal unless the records and necessary documents from the appellant are on file in the court by May 25, 1920.

See also:

Letter from Albert E. Sheets Jr. to Fred J. Traynor Regarding Motion to Dismiss Appeal in State v. Stepp, May 15, 1920

Date of Work



State v. Stepp, State vs. Stepp, ND Supreme Court, rape, statutory rape, appeal

Organizations Referenced

Supreme Court of North Dakota

People Referenced

J. H. Newton, William Langer, Hiram Stepp


Political History | United States History


Please note that information related to the identification of the underage victim in this case has been redacted from the digital collection per library policy. The original documents are available to researchers at the Chester Fritz Special Collections Library.

Letter from Clerk of ND Supreme Court J. H. Newton to Attorney General Langer Regarding Motion to Dismiss Appeal in State v. Stepp Case, May 17, 1920